Richard Dibble, 1836-1908 [RG3099.AM]


RG3099.AM:  Richard Dibble, 1836-1908

Papers:  1858-1905

Fort Lyon, Virginia and Beatrice, Gage County, Neb.:  Civil War veteran

Size:  1 box


Richard Dibble enlisted in Company H First Regiment, Wisconsin Heavy Artillery on September 29, 1864. He was stationed at Fort Lyon Virginia until his discharge in April 26, 1865. The Dibble family moved to Gage County, Nebraska in 1866. A complete sketch of Dibble may be found on page 504 of the Portrait and Biographical Album of Gage County, 1888. See the NSHS Library Catalog.


This collection consists of four folders of manuscript material arranged in two series: 1) Correspondence, 1864-1905 and 2) Certificates, 1858-1886. The bulk of this collection relates to camp life at Fort Lyon, as experienced by Richard Dibble, 1864-1865. The correspondence (1866-1905) comprises only 10 pieces of family correspondence mostly from Mr. Dibble’s parents.

See also the photo component [RG3099.PH] for related images.


Series 1 – Correspondence, 1864-1905

Box 1


    1. 1864

    1. 1865

    1. 1866-1905

Series 2 – Certificates, 1858-1886

    1. Includes Homestead, Military Discharge and Naturalization Certificates



Dibble, Richard, 1836-1908

Fort Lyon (Va.) — History

United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Personal narratives

United States. Army — Military life



Revised TMM   07-02-2009

Encoded TMM   03-25-2010

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